Records

ORS 192.620
Policy


The Oregon form of government requires an informed public aware of the deliberations and decisions of governing bodies and the information upon which such decisions were made. It is the intent of ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690) that decisions of governing bodies be arrived at openly. [1973 c.172 §1]

Notes of Decisions

The absolute privilege afforded to members of legislative bodies in the course of their duties extends to all public bodies to which the state has extended legislative powers. Noble v. Ternyik, 273 Or 39, 539 P2d 658 (1975); Adamson v. Bonesteele, 58 Or App 463, 648 P2d 1352 (1982), aff'd 295 Or 815, 671 P2d 693 (1983)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Secret ballot under "Public Meeting Law," (1974) Vol 37, p 183; preemption of city charter provision requiring secret vote, (1979) Vol 39, p 525

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 339, 340, 352 (1974)

§§ 192.610 to 192.690

Notes of Decisions

A retained labor negotiator is neither a member of a public body nor a governing body, and ORS 192.610 to 192.690 therefore have no applicability to negotiations conducted by a retained negotiator. Southwestern Oregon Publishing Co. v. Southwestern Oregon Community College Dist., 28 Or App 383, 559 P2d 1289 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Secret ballot under "Public Meeting Law," (1974) Vol 37, p 183; quality of openness in public meetings of public governing bodies, (1976) Vol 38, p 50; information-gathering sessions as public meetings, (1977) Vol 38, p 1471; Home-rule cities and counties as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1980) Vol 41, p 28; Deliberation of Land Use Board of Appeals following hearings as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1980) Vol 41, p 218; Application of Public Meeting Law to meeting of Multnomah County Committee for Indigent Defense Certification, (1981) Vol 41, p 417; Discussion of salaries of public body in executive session, (1982) Vol. 42, p 362; Student government committees recommending fee assessments and allocations as subject to Public Meetings Law, (1984) Vol 44, p 69; Oregon Medical Insurance Pool is fundamentally private-sector body, under virtually total private control, created by state to fulfill public purpose and is not state agency or public corporation subject to

Public Meetings Law, (1989) Vol 46, P 155

Law Review Citations

53 OLR 339-354 (1974); 55 OLR 519-536 (1976)

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Atty. Gen. Opinions

Attorney General's Public Meetings and Records Manual, (1973) Vol 36, p 543; public meetings and records manual, (1976) Vol 37, p 1087; prohibition on disclosing marriage records, (1998) Vol 49, p 21


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